The following Guest Column was written by Sulu Kelley III Third-party candidates are noted for not winning elections. Why, then, have … [Read More...]
Column submitted by U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) Memorial Day is upon us, and with it come some of my favorite American … [Read More...]
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Spring has sprung, which means the weather is getting nicer and school is quickly coming to a close. Summer will be here before you know it, but are you and your children prepared for a summer of fun in the sun? According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, about 10 people die from [...]
The following column was submitted by State Representative Dorothy Pelanda. House Bill 61, which I sponsored with Rep. Nicki Antonio (D-Lakewood), creates equal rights for all Ohio adoptees regarding access to their original birth records. As an adoption attorney and adoptive parent, I am keenly aware of a certain disparity in Ohio’s adoption laws. Rep. [...]
Like most of you, I was taken back when hearing the first reports coming in from the bombings at the Boston Marathon yesterday. Like in previous events, these “close to home” attacks suck me in as I watch the reports, hear personal stories, and struggle with the pain of others. In moments like this, I [...]
The following column was submitted by State Representative Dorothy Pelanda. On March 1, 1803, Ohio became the 17th state in the Union. Ohio was the first state carved from a continuous area known as the Northwest Territory, and the debate surrounding our statehood was fiercely argued. We almost became two states divided by the Scioto [...]
One of the biggest struggles people have is how they handle their money. I hear about it all the time and it causes huge challenges in people’s lives. I believe the biggest contributing factor to this avoidable stress is consumerism. In a Walmart era, we have moved into buying what we want, for as cheap [...]
The following column was submitted by State Representative Dorothy Pelanda. Over the coming months, you are likely to hear a lot about the state budget. The budget is passed and signed just like any other bill, but it is subject to a unique constitutional requirement: it must be enacted before the spending authority of the [...]
The following column was submitted by Pam Stone, United Way of Marion County Executive Director January was National Mentoring Month, which becomes an excellent reason to tell you about mentoring. The Pew Partnership for Civic Change is a well-respected civic research organization that identifies and disseminates promising solutions to tough community issues. According to them, [...]